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Author Topic: Comet CX-801 triband antenna  (Read 1446 times)
KC0INE
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« on: October 13, 2002, 06:30:20 PM »

Hello,

I own a Comet model CX-801 triband mobile antenna. This antenna covers the 144, 430 and 1200 mHz bands. It is divided into three sections. I bought this antenna used (quite a while ago) and cannot remember how to tune it. Does anyone out there know which sections need to be adjusted (lengthened or shortened) to tune the 144 and 430 mHz bands?


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Charlie (KC0INE)
Ames, Iowa
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KE7EYX
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 12:45:31 PM »

I have one also an as far as i can tell its already tuned to the bands so no need to shorten or extend the sections just hook it up an go.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 05:10:00 PM »

Charlie, don't expect miracles!

I must say at the onset, I do not like any of the Pacific Rim offerings with respect to VHF and/or UHF antennas. The literature for these antennas always exaggerates their gain, and ruggedness; they possess neither! If you really want the best of the best, then drill a hole, and install a Larsen, NMO2/70BK. It isn't the antenna of choice for 1,200, but it will work nearly as effective as a cut-to-frequency 1/4 wave.

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